A massive clean up effort is planned for Saturday and Sunday (January 28 and 29) to help tornado victims in Center Point, Clay, Pinson, and other areas of the city affected by the tornado on Monday, January 23, 2011.
There are many college groups, churches, and other organizations involved in this effort to help out their neighbors in a time of crisis and need.
One place you can go to volunteer is www.handsonbirmingham.org.
Hundreds have already helped with the work that is going on and will continue for weeks as people recover from this act of nature.
So get off the couch, drive out to the northern end of Birmingham, help your neighbors, and get some exercise.
County Sheriffs are everywhere directing people where to go and the efforts are being coordinated by the Clay United Methodist Church. The Church is located at 6790 Old Springville Rd Clay, AL 35048 and can be reached at this site or call (205) 681-2727.
It is cool so dress warmly. Wear tough shoes – glass and debris. Bring gloves and wear clothes that you can get dirty in.
People need help. I have been doing this since Monday because I live in one of the affected communities. Meet folks, have fun, free food, and help some people who really need your support.